Albert Ching

Managing Editor
Los Angeles, CA
Tempe, AZ

Hello! I'm Albert Ching, managing editor at CBR. I've been writing about comic books professionally in one form or another since 2006 and thoroughly unprofessionally for about a decade before that. In my journalism career, I've also written about music, TV, movies, visual art, opera, modern dance, pro wrestling and frisbee. I'm a semi-frequent contributor to The Atlantic, and once appeared on a Canadian radio show as a "Dancing with the Stars" expert. One time I interviewed Newt Gingrich at a Barnes and Noble.

I'm originally from Tempe, Arizona, but was lured out to Southern California after repeated viewings of "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure." By the time I figured out that most of what passed for San Dimas was actually filmed a few miles away from my parents' home in AZ, it was already too late.

FIRST COMIC: The first series I actively pursued every issue of was Archie's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" book, which was considerably more bonkers than the cartoon in all the right ways (Cudley the Cowlick?).


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Hickman, Spencer and Caselli Go "Global" in Latest Marvel NYCC Teaser

Fri, September 27th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel keeps up the pace with another New York Comic Con teaser, this one promoting an Avengers-related announcement involving Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer and Stefano Caselli.

Marvel Has Something "Rad!" in the Works from Slott & Allred at NYCC

Thu, September 26th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

The latest Marvel teaser image promotes something "Rad!" from Dan Slott and Mike Allred, with details promised in a little more than two weeks at New York Comic Con.

Retailers React to DC Comics' Villains Month

Wed, September 25th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

With DC Comics' Villains Month winding down, CBR spoke to a number of retailers across the U.S. for their take on how the initiative -- and those allocated 3D motion covers -- has performed at their stores.

Gordon-Focused "Gotham" Series Headed to Fox

Tue, September 24th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

"Gotham," a drama series based on the early police career of DC Comics' long-running supporting player James Gordon and set before the character met Batman, has received a series commitment from Fox.

Knightfall Armor and '60s TV Costume Star in Latest "Batman: Arkham Origins" Trailer

Tue, September 24th, 2013 | Category: Video Games

The PlayStation-exclusive "Knightfall" pack for "Batman: Arkham Origins" will include both the Knightfall armor and the 1960s "Batman" TV costume, shown in action in the game's latest trailer.

Damon Lindelof Compares "Breaking Bad's" Heisenberg to Batman

Tue, September 24th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

In advance of Sunday's "Breaking Bad" series finale, "Lost" co-creator and "Star Trek Into Darkness" co-writer Damon Lindelof has penned an essay comparing the show's Walter White to Batman.

Sterling Gates Takes Over "Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S" From Matt Kindt

Tue, September 24th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Matt Kindt's busy schedule gets a little bit lighter as Sterling Gates takes over writing duties on DC Comics' "Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S." with issue #1, scheduled for release on Oct. 23.

Showrunners Whedon & Tancharoen Look to Defy "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Expectations

Mon, September 23rd, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Showrunners Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen discuss ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," the format of the first season, why Coulson Lives and their approach to introducing established Marvel characters.

Guggenheim Questions Everything for "Adventures of Superman" Story

Mon, September 23rd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Writer and "Arrow" executive producer Marc Guggenheim discusses "Tears of Krypton," a three-part "Adventures of Superman" story asking some pointed questions about the DC Comics icon's origins.

"Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." to Feature Established Marvel Character

Fri, September 20th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Actor Ian Hart joins "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." with the ABC series' third episode as Dr. Franklin Hall, better known in Marvel Comics lore as the villainous Graviton.

"Phineas and Ferb" Voice Actor Joins "Walking Dead" Season Four

Fri, September 20th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Vincent Martella, the voice of Phineas on Disney Channel animated series "Phineas and Ferb," will appear as a character named Patrick on season four of AMC's "The Walking Dead."

Oni's "Ghost Projekt" in Development at NBC

Thu, September 19th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Joe Harris and Steve Rolston's "Ghost Projekt," a supernatural thriller released by Oni Press in 2010, is reportedly in development as a drama series at NBC.

Jane Foster & Sif Prepare for Battle in New "Thor: The Dark World" Posters

Thu, September 19th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

The "Thor: The Dark World" promotional campaign continues, this time with character posters focused on Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and Asgardian warrior Sif (Jaimie Alexander).

"China, IL" Producers Talk Season 2, Working with Hulk Hogan

Thu, September 19th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Brad Neely brings the Professor Brothers and Baby Cakes back to Adult Swim for a second season of "China, IL," and SPINOFF spoke with him and executive producer Daniel Weidenfeld about what viewers can expect.

Shane Black, Drew Pearce Look Back at Billion-Dollar "Iron Man 3"

Thu, September 19th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

At a screening to promote the "Iron Man 3" Blu-ray release, director Shane Black and his co-screenwriter Drew Pearce discussed this year's biggest box office success, and the movie it could have been.

Chloe Bennet Hacks Her Way Into "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."

Wed, September 18th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Chloe Bennet spoke with CBR about the soon-to-debut "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," discussing her turn in the Marvel Universe as Skye and whether her past as a Chinese pop singer might come in handy.

Brett Dalton Joins "Physical Comic Book World" in "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."

Tue, September 17th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Brett Dalton discusses playing the prickly Agent Grant Ward in ABC's soon-to-debut "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," his comic book fandom and how Yale acting school prepared him for working with Joss Whedon.

BOOM! Studios Series 'Unthinkable' in Development as Fox TV Series

Mon, September 16th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

The next BOOM! Studios property to get the live-action treatment may be Mark Sable and Julian Totino Tedesco's "Unthinkable," now in development as an hour-long drama at Fox.

"Glee" Actor Cast as The Flash for "Arrow," Potential Spinoff

Fri, September 13th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Grant Gustin, who has appeared on "Glee" and "90210," has been cast as The Flash for both a three-episode stint on "Arrow," and the potential spinoff starring the character.

WB Exec Says Affleck's Batman Will Be "Tired, Weary and Seasoned"

Thu, September 12th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

According to Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara, the Batman played by Ben Affleck in the 2015 "Man of Steel" sequel will be "tired and weary and seasoned," and "perfect for the vision" of the film.